Archive for August 2020

Where is the support for the women defending land and water, Canada?

August 25, 2020

This op-ed by Gabriela Jiménez, KAIROS’ Latin American Partnerships Coordinator was published in Canada’s National Observer on August 23, 2020.  Canadians care about the environment. Multiple polls found that the climate crisis was one of the top issues of the…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Continued action needed to end attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines with killing of Zara Alvarez

August 24, 2020

Zara Alvarez, a brave, well-known human rights defender who worked with a member organization of KAIROS partner Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (EcuVoice), was fatally shot in Bacolod City on the Negros Island on August…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Table UN Declaration legislation this fall urges Indigenous rights coalition

August 17, 2020

The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is made up of Indigenous Nations and representative organizations, human rights groups and faith communities, including KAIROS, is urging the federal Minister of Justice to table legislation to implement the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

KAIROS solidarity and support for the 1492 Land Back Lane Defenders

August 14, 2020

KAIROS joins others in expressing grave concern about the recent attacks against Haudenosaunee land defenders by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on August 5, 2020. Whether in the Philippines or here on Turtle Island, we denounce violence against land defenders who are asserting inherent rights to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent.  We call on the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

My journey at KAIROS and the MERE Hub: A Humber College summer intern

August 14, 2020

My journey began back in March when I was able to listen to a riveting presentation about the Wet’suwet’en people, free, prior, and informed Consent, and the gendered impacts of resource extraction from KAIROS staff in one of my classes. While I had been studying…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Help us reach 4,000 e-petition signatures by September 1st in support of corporate accountability

August 12, 2020

There is less than a month left to sign the e-petition to the House of Commons calling for corporate accountability of Canadian companies operating abroad.   More than two and half years after announcing the creation of the Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

“Territorial Feminisms and Diverse Ecologies”: A series of virtual gatherings on women and land defense

August 6, 2020

The Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights, a KAIROS partner, will be hosting a series of virtual gatherings collectively called “Territorial Feminisms and Diverse Ecologies”  from August to December 2020.   The ten gatherings are organized around themes related to…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Beirut, God is with you: A Prayer from the Middle East Council of Churches

August 5, 2020

KAIROS grieves the loss of life and devastation in Beirut.  We stand with the people of Lebanon in solidarity and prayer and share this statement from the Middle East Council of Churches.   Beirut is devastatedBeirut is facing a tragedyLet’s stand…

Post filed in: Middle East

Support the OFP in Colombia establish a community radio station

August 5, 2020

The Organización Femenina Popular (OFP), one of KAIROS’ partners in the Women Courage: Women, Peace, and Security program, is raising funds to establish their community radio station, La Mohana FM. The OFP was awarded the radio licence in December 2019 and must now secure the funds…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage